PANEL: What lies ahead for publishing?
Feb
28
2:30 pm14:30

PANEL: What lies ahead for publishing?

  • Free Word Centre

Industry professionals from specialist publishers including Jacaranda, OWN IT! and Darf Books discuss their work, what they look for when seeking new talent, and their visions of what lies ahead, in a discussion facilitated by the founder of The Jelli Books.

JJ Bola in conversation with Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire
Feb
27
4:00 pm16:00

JJ Bola in conversation with Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire

  • Betsey Trotwood

Don't miss this exclusive performance by JJ Bola of poems from his latest collection of poetry.  WORD published in 2015 explores themes of Black masculinity, patriarchy, immigration/otherness as it relates to Blackness, Black culture as resistance, empowerment and changing the narrative. The performance will be followed by a discussion with co-founder of pan African initiative Writivism and lecturer in Law and Human rights, Bwesigye Bwa Mwesigire.

PANEL: Second Generation Poets in Exile
Feb
27
3:30 pm15:30

PANEL: Second Generation Poets in Exile

  • Free Word Centre

Join us for an exclusive panel on second generation poets in exile, chaired by Malika Booker, award-winning poet and founder of the writers collective Malika’s Kitchen. The panel features internationally celebrated poet Jane Yeh, London’s Young Poet Laureate Selina Nwulu, spoken word artists and poets Khairani Barokka and Dean Atta.

PANEL: (Re)writing Pasts & Futures
Feb
27
1:00 pm13:00

PANEL: (Re)writing Pasts & Futures

  • Free Word Centre

Enter a space of unfettered imagination as novelists Tendai Huchu and Zen Cho are joined by fiction writers Haris Durrani and Tosin Coker, in an exclusive discussion chaired by genealogist Patrick Vernon OBE on Speculative Fiction, Sci-fi and Afrofuturism.

Hibaq Osman and Selma Dabbagh in Conversation
Feb
27
12:15 pm12:15

Hibaq Osman and Selma Dabbagh in Conversation

  • Betsey Trotwood

Join emerging poet Hibaq Osman, author of the pamphlet A Silence You Can Carry, and acclaimed novelist Selma Dabbagh, Out Of It, for a conversation on themes surrounding identity, the healing process, and idealism.

PANEL: What does Liberation in Literature Look Like?
Feb
27
11:00 am11:00

PANEL: What does Liberation in Literature Look Like?

  • Free Word Centre

Can Literature liberate? This five-panel discussion will see non-fiction writers and fiction writers in conversation to explore what role literature has in politics, personal exploration, equality and justice. Highly anticipated guests include Leila Aboulela, Robin Yassin Kassab, Radhika Swarup, Sareeta Domingo and Joan Anim-Addo.